Pittsburg drum and bass newcomer Dropset has been getting some discover these days, together with his debut singles “Flashback” and “Time Under Tension” showing final yr on Tactical Audio proper earlier than he additionally obtained his observe “1RM” on Abducted’s most up-to-date compilation LP, X. Dropset to this point appears to be on the more durable fringe of DnB manufacturing, with techstep-laced neurofunk being a frequent thread in his tracks. With his new observe “Singularity” out Tuesday, March 5 on Divination Recordings, nonetheless, there’s a lot extra to unpack.
“Singularity” can be a shift in tone for Divination, additionally a relative newcomer to the U.S. DnB world. With the three releases they’ve put out to this point one could possibly be forgiven for pondering that Divination could be largely liquid and melodic however “Singularity” exhibits the burgeoning label’s A&R variety chops in releasing one thing fully completely different like this.
On the entire, “Singularity” would nonetheless be labeled as techy neurofunk however this observe has a lot extra to it than a few of Dropset’s earlier work. He’s crammed up the ambient area across the techy synths and pulsing, barely rolling beat loop with theatrical and even some melodic components that carry by way of from the intro. This offers “Singularity” a bit extra heat and physique and takes it out of primary neurofunk to one thing extra elevated and common.
“Singularity” would play nicely on any label, however Divination was actually sensible to snap it up. It’s a good preview of the variety the DnB scene can count on from the label and likewise a welcome addition to Dropset’s discography. If he can evolve his model this a lot in simply three tracks, he’ll positively be one to look at in 2019 and 2020.
“Singularity” might be obtainable on Tuesday, March 5 on Divination Recordings on a number of platforms. Check their Facebook web page for streaming and buy choices.